Creamy Jalapeño Sauce Taco Bell Copycat Recipe

by Alyona's Cooking
Creamy Jalapeño Sauce, Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce, Taco-bell-Copycat-Recipe

If you favor Taco Bell quesadilla sauce also called “Creamy Jalapeño Sauce” then try this homemade version! 

After discovering a few quesadilla sauce recipes online and going trough the ingredient list of Taco Bell Creamy Jalapeño Sauce, I experimented with the flavors and came to this version. However, I experimented even more to perfect the creamy Jalapeno sauce over the time.

Use this sauce to make Taco Bell chicken quesadilla and make things even more homemade by making Grilled & Ready to use Chicken Breast Strips.

 

Creamy Jalapeño Sauce, Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce, Taco-bell-Copycat-Recipe

Creamy Jalapeño Sauce, Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce, Taco-bell-Copycat-Recipe

Ingredients for Creamy Jalapeño Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup + 1 TBSP mayonnaise
  • 2 small green pickled jalapeños, seeds removed (La Costa brand 7oz can)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 3 tsp of vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 3 dashes cayenne pepper

 

Directions to make Creamy Jalapeño Sauce:

  1. Place all ingredients into a measuring cup and blend with a hand mixer.
  2. Keep refrigerated.
  3. (If not using blender finely dice jalapeños and whisk remaining ingredients together.) 

 

Creamy Jalapeño Sauce, Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce, Taco-bell-Copycat-Recipe

Creamy Jalapeño Sauce, Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce, Taco-bell-Copycat-Recipe
4.06 from 37 votes

Creamy Jalapeño Sauce Taco Bell Copycat Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 20 Servings ( apprx 1 1/2cups)
Calories: 33kcal
Author: Alyona's Cooking
If you favor Taco Bells quesadilla sauce also called "Creamy Jalapeño Sauce" then try this homemade version!
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise + 1 TBSP
  • 2 pickled Jalapeños seeds removed (La Costa brand 7oz can)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 3 tsp vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 3 dashes cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a measuring cup and blend with a hand mixer.
  • Keep refrigerated.
  • (If not using blender finely dice jalapeños and whisk remaining ingredients together.)

Nutrition

Calories: 33kcal | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 19mg | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Jalapeño Sauce Taco Bell Copycat Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 33 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 19mg1%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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33 comments

Rebecca March 9, 2019 - 6:25 pm

You meant to use just two single peppers, right? Not the whole 7 oz can?

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Alyona's Cooking March 9, 2019 - 7:37 pm

Yes, that would be 2 pickled peppers from the jar not the whole can. Also I have a new updated recipe I experimented with to perfect the sauce even more so be sure to check that out.

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Jessie March 4, 2019 - 7:16 pm

Tastes nothing like the real sauce 🙁

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Alyona's Cooking March 5, 2019 - 10:08 am

I have been working on a completely different formula to recreate the creamy Jalapeño sauce using fresh jalapeños and ranch dressing and I will be posting a new post for that please give the new one a chance I think it’s much closer as I literally tested it side by side with the taco bells version.

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Daniel April 10, 2019 - 7:57 pm

4 stars
Nothing like the real sauce but I still like it, it is different. I just added more peppers

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Alyona's Cooking April 11, 2019 - 9:07 am

Hi Daniel, did you try my updated version? Here’s the link https://www.alyonascooking.com/creamy-jalapeno-sauce/

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Sherri Skinner December 28, 2018 - 2:16 pm

I made the jalapeno sauce creamy taco Bell copycat it turned out great thanks

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Alyona's Cooking December 28, 2018 - 2:38 pm

Thank you for the feedback Sherri, I would still like to improve the recipe one day with compromising on some ingredients so stay tuned because I may just come to something better.

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simran August 29, 2018 - 1:15 pm

Thanks for sharing. its my favorite, used to wonder if can make it or buy it.. will try

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William August 24, 2018 - 12:29 pm

Here’s the thing, I love Tacobells Creamy Jalapeno Sauce, but I despise sour cream. I just want to make sure with you that it tastes like Tacobell’s Creamy Jalapeno Sauce.

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Maria August 3, 2018 - 11:24 am

The type of vinegar should be stated. ‘Regular distilled’ does that mean white distilled vinegar? There are so many different types of vinegar, red wine, balsamic, Apple cider vinegar, I have a peach I use in Salad dressing. A beginning cook might not know what regular is. My 14 year old daughter is learning to cook and would need help. ?

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Alyona's Cooking August 3, 2018 - 1:06 pm

I apologize for the unclear term, distilled white vinegar 5% acidity would be the vinegar. I usually write vinegar if I’m using distilled unless otherwise specified for another kind of vinegar.

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Courtney June 4, 2018 - 10:45 pm

3 stars
This sauce was good as a quesadilla sauce, but I didnt think it tasted like taco bell creamy jalapeno and I used to work there so I could tell the difference pretty well as it was my favorite. I even tried using extra jalepenos. But if we’re not comparing the two it was still good.

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Alyona's Cooking June 6, 2018 - 1:14 pm

Hi Courtney, extra jalapenos will definitely give the sauce a more canned/pickled flavor. Although this recipe isn’t perfected it could use some tweaks so you are welcome to experiment and get back with any results.

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